It looks like a painting but it isn’t. It’s textile. The original painting by the designer was printed on this Crêpe de Chine texture and the result is stunning. By playing with deepness, shapes, colours, light and composition, this beautiful work comes alive, by being serene and strong at the same time. A treasure to keep…
- Measurements : 125 x 125 cm
- Material : 100% silk (crêpe de Chine)
- Colours : yellow, blue, grey, black, white, green
The wallhanging PARDES by Nathalie van der Massen is part of a limited series of 20. The name ‘Pardes’ is a Hebrew word meaning ‘paradise’. The designer thought about the film ‘Pardes’ when looking for a title for this work. It’s some kind of a personal reference or a memory of what her work means to her. According to Van der Massen, textile as medium is situated between two extremes: there is a functional aspect to it due it its relation with the body and the potential applications of a fabric. And then there is a medium where – analogue to painting, glass- and ceramic art – the field of image, plain and matter is being explored. The wallhanging Pardes – that also can be used as a scarf – shows the symbiosis between the manual and the digital that results in a versatile print that could work autonomously or in different setting like public space, interior or fashion.
If you dare to let go, something beautiful will come out of it.